EH&S Upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management Data System

Published February 26, 2019 We are pleased to announce that Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) in partnership with WashU IT will be rolling out in April 2019 an upgrade to the University’s Environmental Management System (EHS Assistant). The EHS Assistant Chemical Inventory function supports EH&S and the University in monitoring chemical inventory information required by […]

Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship

Published February 6, 2019 In January 2018, we announced the appointment of two Faculty Fellows in Entrepreneurship. These individuals advise WashU faculty and small companies founded by WashU personnel on university policies and administrative requirements as the startup is being envisioned and/or collaborations between WashU and the start-up company are being considered. These collaborations may […]

New Human Subjects Regulations Effective January 21, 2019

Published January 23, 2019 The new regulations for human subjects research are now in effect. Referred to as the “2018 Common Rule,” these new regulations went into effect on January 21, 2019. All New Projects approved by the IRB ON or AFTER January 21, 2019, must comply with these new requirements. Studies that are regulated ONLY […]

Washington University OnCore Expansion

Published January 10, 2019 Dear Colleagues, Approximately three years ago, Siteman Cancer Center implemented the OnCore Clinical Trials Management System to streamline clinical trial operations and management. Last year, we began Phase II. This included optimization of OnCore financials to support industry-sponsor invoicing and integration with Epic to automate subject enrollment and support research billing […]

Disclosure and Reporting Requirements Regarding International Partnerships

Published January 7, 2019 Dear Faculty,​ The Federal Government is actively examining foreign influences on federally funded research. As a PI, you are responsible for promptly disclosing a foreign component when a significant scientific element or segment of the research is conducted outside of the U.S. and/or is supported by a foreign entity. You are […]

New National Institutes of Health Policy for T Grants

Published January 3, 2019 On November 7, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a policy requiring applications for institutional training grants (T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TL4) must include a letter on institutional letterhead signed by a key institutional leader that describes the institutional commitment to ensuring that proper policies, procedures, […]

Partial Government Shutdown

Published December 27, 2018 Please share this important announcement regarding the federal government shutdown with your faculty as appropriate. A federal government shutdown began December 22, 2018. Some government agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes NIH, are fully funded for this federal fiscal year and should be minimally impacted. […]

IRB Executive Chair – Internal Search Launched

Published December 19, 2018 Dear Faculty, Following Dr. Jonathan Green’s departure this past September, we are now launching an internal search for the IRB Executive Chair position. We are seeking to fill the position with an experienced physician/clinical investigator committed to advancing human subjects research at Washington University’s Medical Center and Danforth Campus. Responsibilities Act […]

Now available: Proposal and award packages in the data warehouse

Published December 13, 2018 As previously announced through Research News, new grant proposal, updated award packages, and standard reports are now available in the data warehouse via Cognos. The packages integrate new and legacy proposal data from RMS and PDS, respectively. Along with the information previously available, the following is now available for reporting: New […]

Cashen Named Interim IRB Executive Chair

Published October 11, 2018 We are delighted to announce Amanda Cashen, MD, has agreed to take on the interim role of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Chair for Washington University, effective October 15, 2018. Amanda will replace Jonathan Green, MD, who left the University last month and served as Executive Chair since 2010. Dr. Cashen, […]